HERMON and BANGOR – Glendon W. Chandler, 92, died Nov. 4, 2012, at a local nursing home. He was born May 24, 1920, in Columbia, the son of William and Sarah (White) Chandler.
Glendon graduated from Harrington High School, class of 1937. He joined the U.S. Coast Guard in 1939, served in the Atlantic Theater of Operations in World War II, and he was honorably discharged in 1945. After his military service, he returned home to Columbia, where he met and subsequently married Thelma Mitchell, and they have been married more than 63 years. Glendon and his wife moved to Lubec where he worked as a linotype operator for the local newspaper, The Lubec Weekly. He moved to Bangor and resided on Larkin Street while working for the Bangor Daily News, from which he retired in 1982. Glendon was a registered Maine guide and spent many hours in the Maine woods that he truly enjoyed. His summers were spent at his summer cottage located on Pushaw Lake, and he and Thelma enjoyed many years in Florida during the winter months.
Glendon is survived by his wife, Thelma; his two daughters, Lois Chandler-Cousins and her husband, Ron, of Elizabethtown, Ky., and Lynn Chandler of Glenburn; a sister, Muriel LaFountain of Veazie; nephews, Richard LaFountain of Veazie and William Pringle of Florida; and niece, Debbie Pringle of Bangor.
A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, with the Rev. Susan Davenport, of Grace United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery, Hermon.